Google Translate's helpful for so many things! Well, one thing, really. Until, that is, you re-purpose its Rosetta Stone prowess towards beat boxing. Here's how it works, in four simple steps.
Want to live-out your nerdiest Kraftwerk or hip hop fantasies? As this video shows, too much time on your hands and the Stylophone Beatbox is all it takes. Its 13 metal pads trigger samples from UK beatbox champ, MC Zani.
Not all Man/Machine battles are bloody. They can beat us in Chess. And they can beat us in math. But the drum machines and synths, they can't beat us yet.
Always wished you could rap? Well now you can practice shamelessly while you're stuck in traffic with this Japanese "steering rapper". It has 16 sound options, including—in addition to the standard beats—gunshots, dogs barking, sheep baaaa-ing. It also has an automatic OFF function for when you get pulled over for…